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In our attempt at making an informed decision we have visited most candidate’s websites, researched the Orlando Sentinel, the Orlando Weekly, the Sanford Herald, and Watermark. Among the organizations we consulted were AFSCME Florida, Equality Florida, Florida AFL-CIO, Florida Conservation Voters, Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus, Florida Tax Watch, Humane Society Legislative Fund, Log Cabin Republicans, Rainbow Democrats, and Speak Up Wekiva. Not all offered recommendations on this year’s Florida Primary ballot while others provided useful information from which we were able to glean some direction.
Our most sincere appreciation is extended to Marni Stahlman for her assistance, as always, in this project – and to Chuck O’Neal whose posts on social media always provide valuable information. There are races not included in this guide and in many cases that implies we could not select with confidence one candidate over another in that particular race.
We also extend our appreciation to Michael Wanzie for the many years long-standing recurring invitation to publish this voter’s guide in the WANZIEgram. This research is not myopic nor single issue oriented – it is about how we can best move our community(ies) forward with consideration in all aspects.
Every registered voter should have received a Sample Ballot in the mail (also available on-line from your County Supervisor of Elections Office) and we recommend selecting your candidates first and highlighting them on your sample ballot and referring to that guide when you vote – plus this can help assure you don’t mistakenly overlook a candidate / issue and fail to vote when you had intended to do so.
Voting is a civic duty not to be taken lightly. We are fortunate to live in a democratic society in which we have an equal voice in selecting our leaders and determining how our government operates. We applaud you on your good citizenship and your attempt to do the right thing. In this election we again have the precious opportunity to assure our voices are heard.
U.S. Senator Val Demings
U.S. House (Dist. 7) Al Krulick
U.S. House (Dist. 10) Maxwell Alejandro Frost
Florida Governor Charlie Crist
State House (Dist. 36) Deborah Poulalion
State House (Dist. 40) LaVon Bracy Davis
Circuit Judge (9th Judicial Circuit, Group 9) Fay Olga Pappas
Circuit Judge (9th Judicial Circuit, Group 44) Vincent Chiu
Circuit Judge (18th Judicial Circuit, Group 3) John Mannion
Orange County Judge (Group 2) Jared Adelman
Orange County Judge (Group 9) Amanda Sampaio Bova
Orange County Judge (Group 17) Elizabeth Gibson
Seminole County Judge (Group 5) Erik Swenk
Orange County Mayor Kelly Semrad
Orange County Commission (Dist. 2) Sadra Fatmi-Hall
Orange County Commission (Dist. 4) Maribel Gomez Cordero
Orange County Commission (Dist. 6) Mike Scott
Osceola County Commission (Dist. 2) Viviana Janner
Osceola County Commission (Dist. 4) Cheryl Grieb
Orange County School Board Chair Teresa Jacobs
Orange County School Board Member (Dist. 1) Angie Gallo
Orange County School Board Member (Dist. 2) Maria Salamanca
Orange County School Board Member (Dist. 3) Michael Daniels
Orange County School Board Question Yes For Approval
Seminole County School Board Member (Dist. 1) Kristine Kraus
Seminole County School Board Member (Dist. 2) James Evans
Seminole County School Board Member (Dist. 5) Autumn Garick
City of Sanford Mayor Chan Robinson
IMPORTANT 2022 PRMARY ELECTION DATES
August 8 through August 21
10 am - 7 pm
Deadline to request that a Vote-by-Mail ballot be mailed to you:
August 13 by 5 pm
Deadline to return your Vote-by-Mail ballot:
Tuesday, August 23 by 7 pm
Jeff Horn is a community activist, former candidate for Orlando City Council, and veteran volunteer of over 50 political campaigns. Horn is the founder of the Orange Blossom Tennis Association and co-founder (w/ Terry Deischer) of Delta Youth Alliance and the Genesis Community Program (w/ Daisy Lynum). Horn served 10 consecutive terms as President of the Board of Directors of St. Francis House Homeless Shelter, currently works in the non-profit arena, and has resided in the College Park section of Orlando with husband Rai since 1994.
Select manuscripts written by Michael Wanzie will soon be available for perusal and licensing through WANZIEworks. Initial titles for which production rights may be acquired will include:
IN CLOSE QUARTERS
IT ALL STARTED AT THE RADISSON INN
LADIES OF EOLA HEIGHTS
TWO MEN TRAPPED IN WOMEN’S BODIES
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
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